Haut Espoir,

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon,
Coastal Region,South Africa,
2008
,

    £45.00

    Bottle size: 750 ml,

    In stock

    4,666 bottles produced

    The two batches were split up: 65% of grapes were fermented in open fermenters and inoculated with yeast. 35% were fermented in Stainless steel tanks and underwent wild fermentation. Post fermentation maceration lasted a month, before transferring to 75% New French oak barrels. After 7 months of maturation, the two blocks were blended and transferred back to barrel for another 15 months of maturation.

    Category: SKU: a012869311d6
    In The Cellar
    After de-stemming, only 20% of grapes were crushed slightly. The rest were kept whole cluster. All grapes were transferred to open plastic fermenters. Skin contact was done for 3 days, after which some bins were inoculated with yeast and the rest underwent wild fermentation. Malolactic fermentation started spontaneously. Wine was matured for 43 months in French oak barrels.

    The dominant fruits on the palate are cranberries and plums. The tannins are silky smooth and integrated with oak notes to support the palate and round off this elegant wine.
    Alcohol:14.23
    Sugar:3